Artist and Producer FAQs and Resources

Attended each year by over 250 industry delegates, Showcase Victoria is the arts market that makes touring happen! Showcase Victoria will be a full 2-day event in 2024.

WHEN: Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd, May 2024. 
WHERE: Darebin Arts Centre

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) 2024 for Artists and Producers have now closed.

Selected artists and producers will receive an online performance profile featured on the Showcase Victoria website for 2024; as well as the opportunity to either present an excerpt of their production or pitch their show to attendees. Networking sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to connect and discuss their productions in greater depth.

The Production profiles are now live. please follow the link to check them out

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Please click the link below to find out more information about Showcase Victoria.

Resources

A detailed set of guidelines for the selection process.

Application Tools

WEBINAR – Showcase Victoria 2023 EOI Information Session For Artist and Producers who need guidance in the application process.

Application Tools, Industry Support & Service Providers, Program Participant

The Audience Outlook Monitor was launched in 2020 as a tracking study of audience sentiments during the pandemic.

Covid-19 Resources, Industry Support & Service Providers, Marketing Tools

Getting Your Art Noticed Online presented by Richard Watts

Marketing Tools

Want to know more about touring fees before you start your application?

Application Tools, Program Participant

Download a template to help formulate your budget

Application Tools

Download an example budget for your production.

Application Tools

Need help getting your dropbox links together?

Application Tools

Download an example of venue marketing requirements

Marketing Tools

View Lab Kelpie’s Marketing Kit for their production of Spencer

Marketing Tools

Participant
Faqs

Applications will open Monday, January 8th and close Friday, February 2nd at 5:00pm. 

Yes you can but you need to submit a separate application for each work.

A Presenter is an individual or organisation that manages one or more venues or festivals and programs performing arts for their community.  Also referred to as venues and/or programmers.

A Producer is an individual or organisation that creates works that fit under the banner ‘performing arts’.  Also interchanged with artist/performance-maker.

The quickest way to engage both the Selection Panel and venues and programmers, is with a high quality video clip that accurately represents your project.  If you are applying with a work that hasn’t premiered at the time of application we suggest you include an interview with the director, or excerpts from your rehearsals/workshop sessions instead.

Here is an example from Red Stitch Actors Theatre of a clip made prior to the work having premiered, and here’s one from Lab Kelpie which includes audience reaction and reviews. This clip, a promo for RED by Liz Lea, is also a great example.

Whilst the tone of these clips may not be a good fit for your show, the techniques are worth noting – ie. good soundtracks, quality audio and great audiences can expect to see.

No, you don’t have to submit the budget template, it’s a tool for helping you work out the cost of your show.  You do have to submit the overall cost though, including any remount fees and royalties.  For further tour budgeting advice, we recommend you contact Auspicious Arts.

A remount fee is the cost getting your show ready to tour after a period of time. Some shows have no remount fee but others may incur remount expenses such as:

  • performers’ wages for re-rehearsal period (generally no longer than 2 weeks)
  • director’s fee for re-rehearsal period
  • rehearsal space for re-rehearsal period
  • set maintenance, or construction of a new set suitable for touring
  • designer’s fees to revise lighting and sound plans to suit touring venues
  • management/administration fee for re-rehearsal period

Remount fees are shared amongst all the venues on a tour.

The average over the past three years has been approximately 170 applications. There are typically around 50 place in the program.

Yes, however if similar work is submitted, preference will be given to Victorian-based producers.

Showcase Victoria is a tour-ready marketplace.  However, as most venues program a year or two in advance there is scope for submitting work that hasn’t yet premiered. If in doubt, contact us.

Yes, absolutely. Our aim is to showcase your work in the best possible light, and if your application is successful, it will be programmed with this in mind.

The information you provide in your application is used by the Selection Panel to assess the work against the Selection Guidelines. If the application is successful, it also forms the basis of your Performance Profile, enabling venues to access, save, share and review your show when they’re looking for works to program.

Over the last three years, we have built four fantastic tours to all parts of regional Victoria, all due to Showcase Victoria. Not only do our clients get to showcase their amazing work, but Showcase Victoria also provides fantastic networking with great face to face meeting opportunities. It has become the prime annual performing arts market in Australia.

- Nic Clark, NCM